Growing autoflowering plants indoors in Eastern Europe makes sense because long photoperiods are needed to counter the cold of winter, to maximise the plants’ vegetative growth before taking them outside in the spring. Gnomo has made a name for itself throughout Europe as one of the classic autoflowering varieties because of its indoor performance. The influence of our Mataró Blue predominates in this cross with rudelaris, creating a high-yield autoflowering plant with lots of flavour. The best results are obtained with soil as the substrate and plant pots between 3.5 and 7 litres in volume when growing indoors, to optimise the crop space. Outdoors a 10-litre pot will give excellent results. The plant is unaffected by over-fertilisation, so large quantities of fertiliser can be used. The plant usually grows to a height of 25-80cm, although on rare occasions it may reach 1 metre or more. As the variety has now been stabilised over the course of several generations, you can harvest it without problems within 8 weeks from seed. Planting in April will result in a small crop in midsummer — at least enough to keep you going until the harvest ends in September. For the best results we recommend using high-pressure sodium (HPS) bulbs from the first transplant until germination. Using 400W/HPS lamps for 18 hours will assure optimal growth for an abundant harvest. This variety has large flowers that tend to take on the electric-blue tone that is typical of Mataró Blue. The flavour is similar to acidic fruits, with a strong high, as it has the highest psychoactivity of all the autoflowering varieties on the market. Get ready for the blue gnomes to take you to their world of imagination.